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Trend Watch: Geometric Jewelry and Interior Design

Posted on February 04, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Geometry-inspired patterns and shapes have been a runaway trend over the past few years. Appearing in jewelry, clothing, and interior design, geometric style has a little something to offer everyone. If you're not sure how to incorporate geometric pieces into your personal style, start small and simple--a cute pair of earrings or a pretty throw pillow are excellent places to start.  

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Holiday Drink Recipes: Vodka with Gold Leaf

Posted on December 16, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Gold consumption can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians who credited the metal with metaphysical and healing powers. In fact, many believe our enduring obsession with gold began with the Egyptians some 5,000 years ago. Often associated with Eternity, gold, or “the skin of the gods,” held deep spiritual value for the Egyptians.

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Holiday Proposal Ideas

Posted on December 10, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

marry me?The holidays represent a time of coming together, enjoying old traditions, and starting new ones. It’s no surprise, then, that this special time is one of the most popular for marriage proposals.

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How to Sweetly Hint for Gifts

Posted on December 03, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Many of us are somewhat bashful about receiving gifts let alone hinting at what we’d like to receive—at least in our adult years (life without letters to Santa can be a bit complicated, no?). At the same time, however, it’s often a relief to hear what our loved ones would actually like.

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DIY Fall-Inspired Thanksgiving Decor

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Embrace the late autumn season with these hearth-and heart-warming, fall-inspired DIY Thanksgiving decorations. Whether you tackle these crafts alone (as a splendid way to relax and unwind) or with family and friends (warm cider for all!), your DIY handiwork will add a little something extra to your holiday get-togethers.

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Posted in Decor, DIY, fall, Fun, Holidays, Thanksgiving

Legends of Cursed Jewelry

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Hindu priests placed a curse on the stone—and anyone who managed to get their hands on it. The first supposed victim of this curse was Jean BaptisteTavernier, who, if the rumors are correct, died of a violent fever shortly after stealing the stone. His body was then ravaged by wolves.

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Weekend Style: Wearing Fine Jewelry with Casual Pieces

Posted on September 24, 2014 by Mary Hood | 2 Comments

Many of us have a favorite piece of statement jewelry. We often think of statement jewelry as something to be worn with the proverbial little black dress. With a little creative pairing, however, fine jewelry can be worn beautifully with more casual outfits.

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